With infinite patience

Ernest Louis Meyer, Making light of the Times, Madison (WI), Capital Times Publishing, 1928, p. 32.

With infinite patience the caddis worm has encased itself, leaving a tiny hole open at each end, so that it can breathe and eat; and here, for long weeks it rests in the cool pool. Then old things happen; it passes into the pupal stage grows legs, wing cases, mandibles.